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How to sideload an app onto your Android phone or tablet

There are a handful of ways to sideload an application on your Android phone or tablet. Here are three.

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Chromebooks beyond the cloud: Everything Chromebooks can do offline

From productivity to playtime, offline Chromebooks aren't the useless hunks of plastic that they used to be.

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How to properly and securely erase your Android device

Get that data locked down before you give away your gadget.

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How to free up space by deleting unwanted apps

Sometimes we don't realize our device is being taken over by apps until it's too late.

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How to train Google Now to show you better cards

Google Now is smart, but it still needs a little help sometimes.

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17 obscure Windows tools and tricks too powerful to overlook

Windows is chock full of handy-dandy power tools, but most of them are hidden from everyday view. These are the ones you need to know about.

TechTip: Make any link a downloadable one

Sometimes applications like desktop email clients won't let right click and download a link. With some basic HTML you can overcome this problem. What you'll need: Real time HTML editor: http://htmledit.squarefree.com/ Basic HTML: Click here to download.

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How to use PushBullet to send notifications from your Android phone to a computer

This free app lets you leave your phone in your pocket or bag, and check on notifications and messages just by glancing at your desktop display.

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Creating a budget with simple spreadsheet commands

There are a lot of apps and services that will help you, but getting a rough idea of your finances is incredibly simple using a basic spreadsheet. Follow reporter Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

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Turn old PC hardware into a home server with FreeNAS

FreeNAS can breathe new life into old hardware and sling files and media to networked devices all around your house.

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How to create 3D Worksheets in Excel 2013

Need to summarize a set of worksheets? Excel's 3D reference feature makes it easy.

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Have operating system, will travel: How to run virtual machines from a flash drive

Virtual machines are usually restricted to a single box, but Portable VirtualBox lets you install VMs on a flash drive so you can run your PC-in-a-PC on any PC.